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New Build---Gaming PC

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June 15, 2009 6:37:41 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: US$700-800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Have Video card ATI Rad HD 4670

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Open to opinions

OVERCLOCKING: Casual OC, nothing crazy

Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: More lights the better, noise is no issue


GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2xWestern Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
(Set in RAID0 for OS and Apps)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SIGMA SHARK SP-635 635W ATX12V V2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2xG.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue orb II CPU Cooler for LGA775 & K8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Main Concerns:
Good RAM to go w/ CPU?
Price range is flexible if there are any small increases in cost for much better components:

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June 15, 2009 3:09:34 PM

ditch the 2 raptors and get Western Digital black 640GB, plenty of speed
good choice on the ram (G.Skill is rather good and cheap)
get a better PSU, with the money saved from ditching the raptors get a Corsair 450w, it should handle you system easily, though if you want a better gpU down the road get the 550w, that should handle just about any singe card out there (except maybe the X2 cards)
i would get the E8400 if you can still find them and they are cheaper by a decent amount (>$30)
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June 15, 2009 3:23:54 PM

I agree that the raptors should go in favor of two WD caviar black 500 or 640GB drives. You won't notice really any difference, except that the caviar black's have about 10x the capacity. That PSU worries me because it isn't 80+ certified, and it's awfully cheap. If you want to overclock your system or XFire, you'll want to get a better PSU. I recommend THIS ONE. You can get the 750W version for an extra $10-$20 if you're interested. I also don't recommend getting third party CPU coolers unless you intend to overclock right away. The stock one will serve you fine until you start overclocking.

Other than that, everything looks good.
June 15, 2009 4:06:30 PM

This is what I'd do. At that resolution you'll want more than a 4670. This build has 2x 4850s.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case: CM RC-690

PSU: COOLER MASTER RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM: OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2

Total (/w shipping): $756.92$ shipped
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